The gift-wrapped collection boxes are popping up around you. They’re there when you pay for your groceries, when you drop your kids off for school, when you stand in line for the teller. Toys for Tots is up and running again!
The Park Slope Civic Council and Park Slope Parents are teaming up to make this year the biggest drive yet. There are more than 30 drop-off locations in the area where you can donate new and very gently used unwrapped gifts for children ages 12 and under, which will then be distributed to local organizations that work with families in need.
We think neighbors can come together to beat last year’s record of 2,000 toys collected, so while you’re out shopping for items on your family’s list, consider picking up an extra item to donate to the drive if you can.
Now through Monday, January 6, you can drop off toys and gifts at the following sites.
78th Precinct, 65 6th Ave at Bergen St
Assemblyman Jim Brennan’s Office, 416 7th Ave between 13th & 14th Sts
Assemblywoman Joan Millman’s Office, 341 Smith St at Carroll St
Astoria Federal Savings, 110 7th Ave and 459 5th Ave
The Bahche, 191 7th St between 2nd & 3rd Sts
Back to the Land Natural Foods, 142 7th Ave between Carroll & Garfield Sts
Baluchi’s, 310 5th Ave between 2nd & 3rd Sts
Boing Boing, 206 6th Ave at Union St
Brad Lander’s Office, 456 5th Ave between 9th & 10th Sts
Church of St. Saviour, 611 8th Ave at 6th St
Citibank, 114 7th Ave at President St
Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave between Carroll & Garfield Sts
Goldy & Mac, 219 5th Ave and 396 7th Ave
Greenwood Baptist Church, 461 6th St at 7th Ave
Has Beans, 620 5th Ave between 17th & 18th Sts
Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West at 17th St
Istanbul Park, 293 7th Ave between 7th & 8th Sts
Little Things Toy Store, 145 7th Ave between Carroll & Garfield Sts
Neergaard Toy Store, 454 5th Ave between 9th & 10th Sts
New Millennium Real Estate, 443 4th St between 6th & 7th Aves
North Flatbush BID, 278 Flatbush Ave at Prospect Ave
Orrichio Anderson Realty, 302 7th Ave between 7th & 8th Sts
PS 39, 417 6th Ave at 8th St
Park Slope Armory, 8th Ave at 14th St
Park Slope Library, 431 6th Ave at 9th St
Prospect Park YMCA, 357 9th St between 5th & 6th Aves
Saint Francis Xavier Church, 225 6th Ave at Carroll St
Scottadito Restaurant, 788 Union St between 6th & 7th Aves
South Slope Pediatrics, 501 5th Ave between 11th & 12th Sts